Google Pixel 2 Walleye & Taimen Will Feature Snapdragon 835 + 4GB RAM; Will Remove Earphone Jack With Rear Fingerprint Sensor


It's been a while since we've seen information surface about the Google Pixel 2 lineup. Mountain View jumped into the flagship fray last year, when it announced the Pixel and Pixel XL as successors to the Nexus lineup. The pair are the first smartphones to bear Google's own branding and the company will follow up this year with their successors. However, the Pixel branding will be the only feature that this year's smartphones will share with their predecessors. Today, some more information on Google's Pixel smartphones for 2017 has come to light. Take a look below to find out more.

Details About Google Pixel 2 Walleye And Taimen Surface; Snapdragon 835, 4GB RAM & 64/128GB Storage Options Present

The rumor mill's been making interesting turns w.r.t the Google Pixel 2 lineup. Some of the earliest leaks related to the devices suggested that we'll see three smartphones instead of two. These were referred internally as Walleye, Muskie and Taimen. But now, it looks like Google has shelved plans for a third Pixel smartphone, with Walleye and Taimen being the only launch contenders. With Muskie being out of the race, it's now expected that LG will manufacture the Pixel 2 Taimen, or the Pixel 2 XL.

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Today, folks over at XDA developers have come up with some concrete details for Taimen and Walleye's specifications. While the smartphones will follow the flagship world's trend of two devices, they wont be as identical to each other as their predecessors were. Taimen will be the larger of the pair and will sport a 5.9 inch OLED display, manufactured by LG. The device will also stick to the current trend of small bezel smartphones and will house the Snapdragon 835 coupled with 4GB RAM. Additionally, while its rear will still feature the glass and metal finish, it won't feature a fingerprint sensor.

Google Pixel 2 concept

Moving over to Walleye, the smartphone will feature a 4.9 inch OLED screen, with 1080p resolution. Google will follow Apple's way with the device and remove the 3.5mm earphone jack in favor of stereo speakers. The device will also feature a fingerprint sensor and bezels similar to its predecessor. While the Snapdragon 835 for Taimen will be clocked at 2.45GHz, there are no details for the Walleye's performance specifications, save that they'll be the Snapdragon 835 and 4GB RAM.

This year's Pixel pair sound like interesting devices but we're not sure of Google's design approach for them. 2017's the year for design, as evidenced by Samsung's Galaxy S8/S8+ and the soon to launch Apple iPhone 8. Google might have jumped into the flagship sphere with ease, but staying there is an entirely different ball game. Hopefully, Mountain View plays its cards right. We'll be on the look out. Till then, stay tuned and let us know what you think in the comments section below.

News Source: XDA